Thursday, May 15, 2014

Review: Its My Life - A Poetic Journey From No One to Someone by Elvira Lobo *8/10 stars*

Its My Life - A Poetic Journey From No One to Someone

by Elvira Lobo


Page Count: 55
Release Date: January 2014
Publisher: 
Cyberwit Publications

Source: I received a hard copy for review from the author (Thanks Elvira!)
My Rating: 8/10 Stars


Summary


"It gives me immense pleasure to have my first poetry book ITS MY LIFE published, Thanks to Cyberwit Publications. It's a beautiful compilation in prose which is a reflection of Love, Nature, Relationships and Life around you. Each poem introspects the way life is or should be as we love to always dream. Hence, this book includes poems which bind this beautiful bond of emotions with the readers best in rhymes. For me, Poetry is a way a poet shares his/her imagery through verses and also is a way to connect with your inner self and nurture your talent. I have thus penned each poem which is simple to read but deeper in sense. And as we are all born to love and expect same from others- Love is essence you will find and truly love in all poems I penned."


My verdict


Firstly, I would like to apologize for lagging behind on my reviews for the past couple of months. I've been so busy juggling  my architectural thesis submissions and my final portfolio and applying for my internship, I've almost literally become a baggy eyed, sleep deprived, super-caffeinated zombie. I have such a huge review pile built up now and I have no idea when I'll be able to finish it all. But man, do I love this! 

So, now to the review. It's My Life... is a collection of poetry that has been written over the years and finally compiled into this fifty-five page volume. You can tell this without reading the blurb or synopsis first, by the way the form, character and strength of the words and their meanings develop and become deeper as you read further. The poems, to me, gave a sense of familiarity and most poems have the 'feel' of having come straight from the heart. While some poems towards the latter, more 'mature' half of the book, are on the melancholy side, most have a positive end, and make the reader feel a sense of hope, and a message to 'be strong'... 'keep going'... 

Some of my personal favorites are 'My Love', 'Adrenaline Rush' and 'Umbilical Cord'.

Overall, I enjoyed the collection and would definitely recommend it to lovers of poetry on love and life.



About the author


Elvira is a Fun-loving person, Avid Bollywood fan, Blog-Writer and dedicated towards the cause for Thalessemia. Born in Mumbai, having an MBA finance degree, she is currently working in a corporate bank. She is a keen enthusiast and loves to play guitar, dance and reading books. 

"Writing poems has been my passion since young age. I have a blog 'It s My Life' to emote my feelings and thoughts with friends- Poems on Love, life, relations and nature."

A budding poet, Elvira inked her 1st poem in 2009 on her blog and since then her 27 poems have been published both at the national and international level in different anthologies.



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Happy reading!

2 comments :

  1. Thank you very very very much Aparna !!! feeling so elated reading this review of my book. Your words inspire me to write more....thanks to find time to read and write this admist your busy schedule.....My love is ma fav and most dearest of my works- my first love poem I penned :)

    Thanks once again -http://elli-itsmylife.blogspot.in/2014/05/review-of-my-book-its-my-life.html

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    1. Thank you so much Elvira. I'd love to see more of your works in the future :)
      Keep writing. Cheers!

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